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was used to stock Chinese Type 56 SKS's ?
Especially early 5 digit rifles. My stock has some unique features to it. Oak like. I am certain it is not oak.

Any and all opinions are appreciated.

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I'm no expert in China or SKS' but I think it may be hard to say without pictures. The rifles were used hard and put away wet, sometimes. And seems to be the general belief they're imported from Albanian. Some of them have beech albanian stocks, some have what looks like the soft splintery catulpa/chu. Some are Russian in birch wood.

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They once used Tung wood and other Asiatic trees. You would have to check the grain as many resemble each other in some respects. Like American oak and Ash, birch can be made to resemble black walnut with proper staining and grain selection. Beech is another with a grain similar to walnut. Wood can be bleached, manipulated and scorched with a flame for effect.
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It is a very dense, tight grained wood.
I'll attempt to get some pics up.

Thanx to all for the input.

Wendell
 
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